Winthrop University: Getting Ready

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Check-In Requirements

We hope you had an enjoyable summer break and are ready to be welcomed to campus. The following is important information for returning to campus for check-in or moving on campus for the first time.

Important Dates:

  • June 14: Room Assignments announced
  • August 8: Pre-Check In Process made available online
  • August 18: New student and Transfer move-in
    • All new first year students
    • All transfer students
  • August 19: Returning student move-in
  • August 21: First day of classes

Available August 8, 2023: Complete Your Pre Check-In Process

Pre Check-In Procedures: Each resident must complete their Pre-Check In Process which includes completing their required Quarantine and Isolation Plan.

Below are the steps to complete the Pre-Check In Process:

  1. Room Key Acknowledgment
  2. RCR (Room Condition Report) Acknowledgment
  3. Emergency Contact Information
  4. Medical Form (This information is kept in the event of a medical emergency in the residence hall.)
  5. Quarantine and Isolation Plan (This information is used in the event you must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.)

Check-In Dates:

  • August 16, 2023: For students that need the required Orientation
    • New incoming first year students that are registered for session 4 of Orientation
  • August 18, 2023: First-year students will be permitted to move into the Residence Halls
  • August 19, 2023: Returning students will be permitted to move into their Residence Halls

New Students

  • Detailed information about your arrival date can be found in your Pre Check-In Confirmation e-mail.
  • If you are planning to bring a car to campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit from Campus Police. Additional details regarding permit cost can be found by logging on to the online parking permit request page. For students, when a vehicle is registered with Campus Police, the cost of the parking permit is automatically charged to your student account. Students can pick up their parking pass at Campus Police when they arrive on campus.
  • It's never too early to begin the packing process. Start by knowing what you can bring to campus (PDF-502KB) this year in addition to what items are prohibited (PDF-406KB) in the residence halls.

Returning Students

  • August 16, 18, 19: You will receive instructions to pick up your keys at our drive-through check-in process located at Winthrop Lake, which is not on the main campus.
  • Or you will receive instructions to check-in and pick up your keys at your Residence Hall, or another specified location, if you have permission to arrive on a day other than August 16, 18, & 19.

    More information can be found on the Move-In Day page.

Students participating in early arrival groups must have an invitation from the sponsoring department. No early arrivals outside of prearranged groups are allowed.

Required Quarantine & Isolation Plan

All residential students must submit a Quarantine & Isolation plan of action to Residence Life in Eaglesnest outlining their intentions of where they will go to quarantine or isolate. You will submit your plan when selecting your move-in time slot during your Pre Check-In Process.

Example: If I were to need quarantine & isolation housing, I will drive to my home in Irmo, SC and stay with my family. I will have a place to stay for the necessary time I need to quarantine and/or isolate. If for some reason I were unable to go home, I will stay with my aunt in Simpsonville, SC.


Last Updated: 5/17/23